Tuesday 30 June 2015

76th Sale This Year: Not Too Shabby

My story of thinking cities, based on the Three Little Billy Goats Gruff, 'Three Brother Cities' has been accepted by Broken Worlds anthology. That's my 76th sale this year. I am quietly pleased

Saturday 27 June 2015

How to Sell Short Stories: Advice for Newbies

Wow. I couldn't be more pleased, if I'd sold there myself. A new writer on Wattpad asked me about selling to magazines. I sent her to Amanda's 'Beginners' Guide' blog post, (which is an excellent resource) and told her about reprints. Now, she tells me that she's just made her first trad sale as a Croatian translation. How cool is that? I'd like to have that on my bio.

Here are some links: useful for newbie writers. If you have any other suggestions, please let me know.

Wednesday 3 June 2015

What I Sold in May

Here's what I sold in May. I am not displeased:
  1. 'The Worms Won't Feed Themselves, You Know' sold to Young Explorer's Adventure Guide 2016
  2. 'Data Crabs' reprint Hyrdra's Dystopia anthology
  3. 'Sibyl Evil Media Girlfriend Shorts
  4. 'Sibyl' in Slovenian translation in  Vsesledje Year 2015
  5. 'Medea' Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet 
  6. 'How to Sell Stories to Anthologies' reprint non-fiction to sekrit venue
  7. SF Signal Mind Meld non fiction  'Movies that are Better than their Books' 
  8. 'A Stone Guardian is Never Afraid' Live Free of Dragons anthology
  9. 'Last of the Beetle Wing' Lane of Unusual Traders
  10. 'Captain Clone' reprint Beyond: Space Opera anthology*
  11. 'Stone City Old as Immeasurable Time' reprint by Kelda Crich  Dark Lane Anthology Volume 2 
  12. 'Fungal Nights, Uninteresting' by Kelda Crich NonBinary Review
  13. 'Stone City Old as Immeasurable Time' by Kelda Crich Fiends:Ten Tales of Demons anthology*
  14. 'Moon Wake Dirge' (poem) by Kelda Crich accepted by Xnoybis
  15. 'White' (poem) by Kelda Crich Transition Magazine
  16. Rise Cold to the Surface' (poem) by Kelda Crich Transition Magazine
  17. 'Child of Winter' (poem) by Kelda Crich Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet 
So let's break it down a little: 

original fiction: 4
reprint fiction: 5
non-English reprint translation: 1
original poems: 5
non fiction: 2

invite only sales marked* 4


It was a good month! 
It was quite an unusual month for me to get so many invite sales: all of the invite sales were reprints by the way, and token or no pay. 

Feel free to ask me any questions, if you like.  

Monday 1 June 2015

Utterly Pure poem published in Mirror Dance

I always look forward to publishing in Mirror Dance, because the editor, Megan Arkenberg, always selects such lovely illustrations. 'Utterly Pure' is no exception. She's got a fine eye, has Megan.